Single-segment speed run of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow as Julius Belmont on hard mode, done on September 26 2004. Available in 3 versions: low quality, normal quality, and 60fps high quality.
Author's comments: This was just a fun little project I decided to do after completeing my 1% single segment Metroid Fusion run. I had about 15 minutes left on the tape and figured this would fit perfectly.
I play on Hard difficulty, which for Julius is what determines how many bosses you'll need to fight to have an optimal Graham battle. Julius "levels up" when you collect the orb a boss leaves behind, giving him higher attack, defense, and intelligence. I found 5 bosses made an easy Graham fight, but it took too long to kill all 5, then Graham. 4 was still a fairly easy fight, and I was able to knock off 2.5 minutes by skipping 1 boss. I tried 3 and was able to make it to Graham in 5.5 minutes, but my stats were to low to have a fast Graham fight.
The times came out to be exactly the same with 3 or 4 bosses, the difference being I was able to make up a little time on the Graham fight with higher stats.
All in all it's a fairly solid run for something that I didn't give a lot of planning to. Hope you guys enjoy it!